Coach does the right thing

The Newark Post Online’s Jon Buzby writes a weekly column entitled “Youth Sports Buzz.” Here is a terrific one about a youth basketball coach who felt that one of his rec league’s rules, the utilization of which would have assured his team’s first win of the season at the end of a recent game, was not in the true spirit of competition. He chose not to take advantage of the rule, (which a coach had used the previous game to secure a victory against his team), and while this decision may have cost his team a win, they may have gained a valuable lesson in the process.